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Solar Energy in Foster City, CA

Solar Energy in Foster City

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Foster City with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Foster City

Solar panels in Foster City that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Foster City

The total length of the day in Foster City, CA today (October 02, 2022) will be 11 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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Foster City, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Foster City, CA

Solar Energy Data in Foster City, CA

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Foster City.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Foster City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City

Based on historical Foster City, CA data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Foster City. [1]

Foster City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Foster City that are always titled at the latitude of Foster City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in Foster City

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Foster City.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Foster City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City

Foster City, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Foster City is August with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.98 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Foster City (California) are December with an average of 3.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Foster City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Foster City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Foster City, CA, of 5.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 48% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Foster City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Foster City solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Data & Statistics for Foster City

Sunrise / Sunset in Foster City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 02, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:05 am
    • Sunset: 6:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Foster City

Best Months for Solar in Foster City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.68 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Foster City

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Solar Power Output in Foster City

The Power of Solar in Foster City, CA

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Foster City (ca). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Foster City. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Foster City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City

Foster City (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6609.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Foster City is August with an average of 659.58 kWhac, followed by July at 655.27 kWhac and September at 632.78 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Foster City (California) are December with an average of 388.5 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 396.06 kWhac and February at 422.94 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Foster City

Foster City Electricity Costs

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Foster City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Foster City, CA [5]

Sun Oct 2
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Oct 3
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 2%
Tue Oct 4
69°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 38%
Wed Oct 5
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 6
74°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 88%
Fri Oct 7
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Foster City

About Foster City

The city of Foster City, CA in San Mateo County has an approximate population of 30,567. [6]

Foster City Solar Power

Foster City, CA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Foster City, CA, or for more solar-related resources for Foster City, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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